The clocks have gained an hour, the sun has peeped out and the garden looks cheery with daffodils, hyacinths and primroses.
It must be Spring.
I don't know about you but with the slightly warmer days and more sunlight I always feel the need to spruce the house up a bit. I have some longer term decorating plans for hubby but in the meantime I have made some fresh, cheery canvases.
I don't know if you can remember the decorating disaster of last year when we painted the hall duck egg blue but it wasn't really duck egg blue? I had plans to have crafty projects hung on those walls but hadn't really found the right project. So when i saw these three canvases in Wilkinsons I immediately hit on a plan to decorate them.
I dry brushed Ranger dabber paints in Willow and Pool with a brush over the canvases then when they were dry sprayed Cosmic Shimmers through a sun spray mask at intervals over the top. Next came a couple of Glimmer Mists over the top to tone it all down. Gesso was smeared with fingers over the edges, stamped with lids from the dabbers and brushed through a number stencil.
Papers were torn and stuck, overlaid with lace and pre-cut borders. I then cut corrugated card with my Nestabilities dies, gessoed them and stuck a patterned smaller piece inside. Random chipboard letters where covered in old dictionary paper and inked. A few Martha Stewart butterflies with crystal trails fluttered their way over to finish.
I'm really pleased with them and think they brighten up the hall a treat.